Your  Account:


  • A Student at El Camino HS (ECHS) or Oceanside HS (OHS)
  • Students who meet one or more of the following:
    • First generation college bound (neither parent graduated with a baccalaureate degree) OR
    • Low income (based on current-year Federal low-income levels) OR
    • Have a demonstrated academic need and show need for program services
Federal TRIO Programs
Current-Year Low-Income Levels
(Effective January 11, 2024 until further notice)
Size of Family Unit Taxable Income
1 $22,590
2 $30,660
3 $38,730
4 $46,800
5 $54,870
6 $62,940
7 $71,010
8 $79,080
For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $8,070 (CA)

The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.

Per federal guidelines two-thirds of participants selected must meet both income guidelines and first generation eligibility criteria.

TRIO Talent Search Program is made possible by a federal grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education and in collaboration with California State University San Marcos, El Camino High School and Oceanside High School.